This week as we continue on in this same chapter we see that every one of us and our gifts are necessary and indispensable. We cannot say we aren't and no one else should either. But it does happen directly or indirectly.
Reasons can be nefarious at worst and negligent at best. With some wanting to control power and others just going through the paces. Surely in most cases it is somewhere in between.
There are solutions and among them:
Stop teaching that the early gifts of the Spirit were for the necessary growth of the early church and not for today.
Preach often on the subject of our gifts.
Seed new churches instead of growing ever larger ones.
Help especially new Christians to realize and utilize their gifts.
If a church's finances are worth having a treasurer than a church's people are worth having a person in charge of making sure EVERY person plays a part.
Lets say you injure your thumb on the hand you use most. You quickly find out how much you use it and need it. One can adapt in most cases but it never ends up being as effective or feeling right.
We might think we have pretty smooth running churches but imagine how effective and how right they would feel if everyone truly did play a part.